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In Photography, It Ain’t So Much What We Know As What We Do With What We Know

While I know what a golf club is and what it is used for, I don’t know what to do with it in the same way as a more practiced golfer does in order to be a good golfer. In

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Professional Cameras

Cameras aren’t professional. Photographers can be professional, regardless of the camera. Learn About The Business Of Photography

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What’s A Common Mistake Photographers Make?

Thinking that the equipment matters more than the photographer. You can engage in a good photography practice with whatever camera you’ve got. You want better photographs? Pay attention. Pay attention to the light that you’re observing and if the light

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Feelin’ Blue? How About, Red, Green Or Any Other Color?

Color evokes emotion. Green with envy, feeling blue, seeing red, etc. You can use the white balance setting on your camera to manipulate how color appears in your pictures. When you use the white balance settings on your camera to

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The Light Meter In A Camera

The light meter in our camera measures the intensity (brightness) of light. Nothing more, nothing less. This measurement of light is expressed as an exposure. An exposure is expressed in terms of a combination of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

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Communicating With A Camera

For photographers the camera is a tool that is used to make a photograph. It’s what we use to visually communicate facts or opinions through a photograph. In order to be an effective photographer and visual communicator It is important

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Observing and Recording Light

It’s what we work with as photographers. We observe light with our eyes. We think about our composition with our mind. We record light light with our camera. Without light we have nothing to photograph. As photographers we should practice seeing everything

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The “M” On Your Camera Mode Dial

A participant in the Introduction to Photography class commented that the “M” on the mode dial on her DSLR no longer meant “mystery” to her. Beyond what it really means, which is manual exposure mode, I hope it also means…

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Do You Know What Your Camera Does And How it Does It?

Do you know what your camera does and how it does it? Your camera has many features and does a lot, but in my opinion there are three primary things that you should know how to do with your camera.

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The Pop-Up Flash On Your Camera

Take a look at the top of your camera. You’ll probably find a flash that you can conveniently pop-up with the press of a button. If you’ve never popped up the flash on your camera, the button is probably located

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